Podeni, coral build-ups, Cluj (Miocene of Romania)

Also known as Reef 1623

Where: Romania (46.4° N, 23.6° E: paleocoordinates 45.7° N, 23.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Girbova de Sus Formation, Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified limestone

• coral patch-reefs and small biostromes on an algal-rich carbonate platform

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. P. Saint Martin, D. Merle, J. J. Cornee, S. Filipescu, S. Saint Martin and I. I. Bucur. 2007. Les constructions coralliennes du Badenien (Miocene moyen) de la bordure occidentale de la depression de Transylvanie (Roumanie) [Badenian (Middle Miocene) coral build-ups of the western border of the Transylvanian Basin (Romania)]. Comptes Rendus Palevol 6:37-46 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 70056: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 15.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Acar clathrata miniature ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Chlamys sp. Röding 1798 scallop
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga lithophaga Linnaeus 1758 mussel
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardita cf. crassa" = Cardita (Cardita) crassa
"Cardita cf. crassa" = Cardita (Cardita) crassa Lamarck 1819 clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama cf. gryphoides Linnaeus 1758 jewel box
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Gastropoda
 Neritoina - Neritopsidae
Neritopsis moniliformis Grateloup 1832 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
 Haliotoidea - Haliotidae
Haliotis tuberculata Linnaeus 1758 abalone
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Trochidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 top snail
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Favites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea sp. Alloiteau 1950 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Mussidae indet. Ortmann 1890 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea sp. Milne Edwards and Haime 1857 stony coral